Uefa is ready to launch a world Over The High (OTT) streaming platform for soccer followers that would characterize a major shift within the broadcasting of the game.

Aleksander Ceferin, Uefa’s president for an additional 4 years after being re-elected unopposed on Thursday morning, is behind the proposals that can see a streaming service provisionally named Uefa TV launched world wide.

The Unbiased understands that the OTT platform will solely be accessible exterior Europe and North America after its launch, with the Champions League unlikely to be accessible on Uefa’s platform till 2021 given the prevailing contracts signed with broadcasters world wide.

However this daring transfer does deliver into query whether or not different governing our bodies may try to personal their very own streaming companies in the way in which that many American sports activities leagues do – for instance, the NFL with its Sport Go app.

Uefa will goal a few of its higher-growth territories within the early days of Uefa TV and can possible solely have minor European competitions accessible.

With a 3rd continental competitors arriving in 2021, although, and numerous European home leagues having gone unsold to many broadcasters, there’s scope for Uefa to supply a streaming service with all kinds of soccer depending on the place customers reside.

The brand new platform shall be launched in time for the 2019/20 season.

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